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AHA’s BLS Course provides the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. Updated to reflect new 2015 science, BLS teaches the concepts of high-quality CPR, improvement of chest compression fraction, and high-performing team dynamics.

BLS from AHA offers the advantages of: ~ Content representing the latest resuscitation science for improved patient outcomes ~ Realistic scenarios, simulations, and animations depicting rescuers, teams, and patients ~ Course and content flexibility for AHA Instructors and students, including adaptability to local protocols.

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

 

COURSE COVERS

• New science and education from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC

• The components of high-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants

• The AHA Chain of Survival for prehospital and in-facility providers

• Important early use of an AED

• Effective ventilations using a barrier device

• Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR

• Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

 

COURSE DELIVERY

BLS can be delivered in 2 formats to meet the needs of students and offer flexibility for instructors. All formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card.

• Instructor-led Training

Instructors deliver both the cognitive portion of training and the psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing in a classroom setting

• Blended Learning – HeartCode BLS® Coming Soon!

Includes a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, and a hands-on session.

HeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.

After completing the online portion, students attend a structured BLS Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor. This session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Where available, students may also complete the hands-on session with a voice-assisted manikin (VAM).

HeartCode BLS is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for completing an initial or renewal BLS Course.

Features

  • Updated science and education reflecting the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
  • Includes in-facility and prehospital tracks; student chooses his/her track before starting the HeartCode BLS Online Portion
  • Enhanced learning experience through eSimulations, life-like animations, video scenarios, and knowledge checks
  • Accessible version available for students with hearing, vision, and/or motor impairments on OnlineAHA.org only.

AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC). This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

 

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics.

 

COURSE COVERS

• Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED

• Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

• Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia

• Airway management

• Related pharmacology

• Management of ACS and stroke

• Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

 

COURSE DELIVERY

ACLS can be delivered in 2 formats to meet the needs of students and offer flexibility for Instructors. All formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card.

• Instructor-led Training

Instructors deliver both the cognitive portion of training and the psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing in a classroom setting.

• Blended Learning – HeartCode® ACLS

Includes a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, and a hands-on session.

AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC). This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

 

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics.

 

COURSE COVERS

• Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED

• Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

• Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia

• Airway management

• Related pharmacology

• Management of ACS and stroke

• Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

 

COURSE DELIVERY

ACLS can be delivered in 2 formats to meet the needs of students and offer flexibility for Instructors. All formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card.

• Instructor-led Training

Instructors deliver both the cognitive portion of training and the psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing in a classroom setting.

• Blended Learning – HeartCode® ACLS

Includes a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, and a hands-on session.

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AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC). This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

 

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics.

 

COURSE COVERS

• Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED

• Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

• Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia

• Airway management

• Related pharmacology

• Management of ACS and stroke

• Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

 

COURSE DELIVERY

ACLS can be delivered in 2 formats to meet the needs of students and offer flexibility for Instructors. All formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card.

• Instructor-led Training

Instructors deliver both the cognitive portion of training and the psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing in a classroom setting.

• Blended Learning – HeartCode® ACLS

Includes a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, and a hands-on session.

Ill or injureed children/infants often hide or compensate for symptoms that could quickly become life-threatening. To prevent decline of theses pediatric patients, providers must be able to quickly diagnose the underlying cause, treat the symptoms, and closely monitor the patient.

In the AHA's advanced pediatric course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, identify the underlying cause, and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations. Students interact with real pediatric patient cases, realistic simulations, and animations to assess and treat theses pediatric patients. This includes applying basic life support, following PALS treatment algoriths, and practicing effective resuscitation skills and team dynamics. Through a combination of cognitive learninvg and psychomotor skills practce, the PALS Course improve students' confidence and skill levels for delivering effective emergency pediatric care.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in peditric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical car units such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and paramedics.

COURSE COVERS

• The systematic approach to assess and treat a seriously ill or injured infant/child
• Recognition and management of cardiac arrest
• Basic child and infant life support skills
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics 
• Recognition and management of respiratory distress and failure, including airway management
• Recognition and management of shck, including vascular access
• Recognition and management of cardiac arrest
• Recognition and management of arrhythmias, including electrical therapy
• Post-cardiac arrest care

COURSE DELIVERY

PALS can be delivered in 2 formats to meet the needs of students and offer flexibility for healthcare organizations and Instructors. All formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card.

  • Instructor-led Training

Conducted in the classroom and supported with video and presentation technology, Instructors deliver courses designed to include both the cognitive portion of training and psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing.

  • Blended Learning - HeartCode PALS COMING SOON

Students complete online, self-paced instructional lessons in which they assess and treat pediatric patients in virtual healthcare settings. Once the online portion has been completed, students attend an Instructor-led hands-on session focused on skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Where available, students may instead complete the hands-on portion with a voice-assisted manikin.

 

Ill or injureed children/infants often hide or compensate for symptoms that could quickly become life-threatening. To prevent decline of theses pediatric patients, providers must be able to quickly diagnose the underlying cause, treat the symptoms, and closely monitor the patient.

In the AHA's advanced pediatric course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, identify the underlying cause, and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations. Students interact with real pediatric patient cases, realistic simulations, and animations to assess and treat theses pediatric patients. This includes applying basic life support, following PALS treatment algoriths, and practicing effective resuscitation skills and team dynamics. Through a combination of cognitive learninvg and psychomotor skills practce, the PALS Course improve students' confidence and skill levels for delivering effective emergency pediatric care. 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in peditric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical car units such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and paramedics.

COURSE COVERS

• The systematic approach to assess and treat a seriously ill or injured infant/child
• Recognition and management of cardiac arrest
• Basic child and infant life support skills
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics 
• Recognition and management of respiratory distress and failure, including airway management
• Recognition and management of shck, including vascular access
• Recognition and management of cardiac arrest
• Recognition and management of arrhythmias, including electrical therapy
• Post-cardiac arrest care

COURSE DELIVERY

PALS can be delivered in 2 formats to meet the needs of students and offer flexibility for healthcare organizations and Instructors. All formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card.

  • Instructor-led Training

Conducted in the classroom and supported with video and presentation technology, Instructors deliver courses designed to include both the cognitive portion of training and psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing.

  • Blended Learning - HeartCode PALS COMING SOON

Students complete online, self-paced instructional lessons in which they assess and treat pediatric patients in virtual healthcare settings. Once the online portion has been completed, students attend an Instructor-led hands-on session focused on skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Where available, students may instead complete the hands-on portion with a voice-assisted manikin.

 

Course Overview

This highly popular 30-hour IV Certification course meets the requirements of the Florida State Board of Nursing for certification of LPNs to administer IV therapy. It also serves as a welcome update for RNs who have been out of clinical practice for a while and want to improve and enhance their IV skills. Divided into 18 home study hours followed by 16 classroom hours (12 Contact Hours), the course consists of both theory and actual practice sessions.

Subjects covered include:

  • fluid and electrolyte balance
  • blood transfusion therapy
  • hyperalimentation
  • IV medication administration (including dosage calculations)
  • care and use of central lines

Our emphasis is on quality of care issues, employing scrupulous aseptic procedure to prevent infection and proper insertion technique to minimize patient discomfort. There will be numerous opportunities for hands-on practice, including “live sticks” when requested. Join the thousands of LPNs and RNs that we have enabled to confidently and safely insert and maintain IVs.

Some of the Objectives Include:

  1. Compare and contrast the RN and LPN scope of practice for IV therapy in the state of Florida.
  2. Discuss the care and maintenance of three different types of central venous lines.
  3. Demonstrate in simulated practice the starting and maintaining of peripheral IVs.

Who Should Attend:

LPNs & RNs

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Nursing Unlimited is Authorized to offer Continuing Education through the Florida Board of Nursing for the following courses:

     1. AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Initial Course

     2. AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Initial Course

     3. PICC Line Insertion Course

     4. Wound Care Update Course

     5. Starting and Maintaining IVs Course

     6. Advanced Telemetry Course.

To receive credit, you must provide us with your license number.  Thank You.

 

The course fee is $315 for 30 Contact Hours and includes Nursing Unlimited’s home study and course material.  Course book may be mailed to the student for an additional $9.99 or picked up at the headquarters.

 

Course Overview

This advanced training is presented as an 8-hour course and includes theory and simulated practice on the anatomically correct Peter PICC line manikin. Successful completion allows the participant to insert this line according to healthcare facility policy*. This course is intended for the experienced Registered Nurse who wishes to stay current with the latest advancements in IV therapy. As more patients are being discharged earlier from hospitals, ways of decreasing their stay and accomplishing their therapy in alternative settings are being utilized. The use of the peripherally inserted central catheter in managing intravenous therapy in the hospital and home setting is increasing in importance. PICC lines establish venous access in patients in a safe, cost-effective and improved manner. If you want to keep current on the latest technology, register now, as the class size is limited. All classes are taught by RNs certified in PICC line insertion, who share Nursing Unlimited’s “Stress Free” approach to training. All instructors have clinical experience as well as the theoretical knowledge necessary to effectively conduct this program. This course is not affiliated with any manufacturer. We use a variety of different PICC lines and equipment to enable us to review the pros and cons of all product devices. A comprehensive reference manual is included in the course cost and will be given out on the day of the course.

Some of the Objectives Include:

  1. List and Describe five components of the nursing care of the PICC line.
  2. List complications associated with the PICC line and appropriate interventions.
  3. Correctly insert a PICC line in an anatomically correct manikin.

*Hospital and Home Health Agency policies on insertion of PICC lines differ. In almost all cases however, a preceptorship is established in order for the nurse to demonstrate competence. Length of preceptorship is dependent upon the facilities policies regarding PICC line insertion. This certification course is the first step for the learner wishing to master this procedure.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Nursing Unlimited is Authorized to offer Continuing Education through the Florida Board of Nursing for the following courses:

     1. AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Initial Course

     2. AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Initial Course

     3. PICC Line Insertion Course

     4. Wound Care Update Course

     5. Starting and Maintaining IVs Course

     6. Advanced Telemetry Course.

To receive credit, you must provide us with your license number.  Thank You.

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with a detailed approach to cardiac dysrhythmia interpretation, as well as cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, electrophysiology and treatments of dysrhythmia, in accordance with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Heart Association’s ACLS guidelines.  Course includes detailed, in-depth review of clinical diagnosis and treatment of the cardiac patient.

Some of the Objectives Include:

  1. Describe the general anatomical structures of the heart.
  2. Identify the heart’s electrical properties.
  3. Describe the right- versus the left-sided mechanical functions of the heart.
  4. Explain proper electrode placement for EKG monitoring.
  5. Identify the components of the normal EKG complex.
  6. Utilize the 5-step method for EKG interpretation.
  7. Identify the criteria for arrhythmias, clinical significance and treatment modalities.
  8. Identify the assessment sequence and techniques for pulmonary, cardiac and vascular diseases.
  9. Describe different types of vascular diseases and their complications.
  10. Outline diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
  11. Perform a 12 lead and right-sided EKG.
  12. Identify frequently used telemetry cardiac drugs, mechanism of action, side effects, adverse effects and nursing considerations.

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone who wishes to work in:
    •    Critical care
    •     Stepdown units
    •     Special Procedures
  • RNs who would like to expand their marketability

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Nursing Unlimited is Authorized to offer Continuing Education through the Florida Board of Nursing for the following courses:

     1. AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Initial Course

     2. AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Initial Course

     3. PICC Line Insertion Course

     4. Wound Care Update Course

     5. Starting and Maintaining IVs Course

     6. Advanced Telemetry Course.

To receive credit, you must provide us with your license number.  Thank You.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Recent changes in Medicare policies that limit reimbursements for Hospital Acquired Conditions (HACs) in acute care hospitals and healthcare facilities have enhanced the need for proper education and training for healthcare providers.  Stage III and Stage IV pressure ulcers have been added to the list of Preventable Hospital Acquired Conditions no longer being reimbursed.  Proper Wound Care management and application of evidenced-based guidelines is essential to promote patient health and help protect facilities and healthcare professionals from costly claims and litigation.  Nursing Unlimited Wound Care Update class provides healthcare professionals with the knowledge to identify prevent and treat pressure ulcers using the most recent standards of care.  Proper care of Ostomies is also included.  Come join us for an informative multimedia presentation and skills demonstration using Nursing Unlimited’s proven methodology for “Stress Free” education.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Healthcare professionals involved in providing wound care

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Identify the three main layers of the skin and their components
  2. Name the three types of wound healing
  3. Describe the three phases of wound healing
  4. Describe the etiology of pressure ulcers
  5. List the six stages of pressure ulcers
  6. Understand the role of the Braden Scale in prevention of pressure ulcers
  7. Differentiate between Arterial and Venous ulcers
  8. Differentiate between neuropathic and neuroischemic ulcers
  9. Name three interventions to improve diabetic wound healing
  10. Differentiate between colonization and infection of a wound
  11. List the stages of skin tears and their treatment
  12. Identify three types of ostomies
  13. Identify at least 2 characteristics of a healthy stoma
  14. Identify at least 2 characteristics of an unhealthy stoma
  15. List 3 techniques applicable to all wounds
  16. Describe the use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Nursing Unlimited is Authorized to offer Continuing Education through the Florida Board of Nursing for the following courses:

     1. AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Initial Course

     2. AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Initial Course

     3. PICC Line Insertion Course

     4. Wound Care Update Course

     5. Starting and Maintaining IVs Course

     6. Advanced Telemetry Course.

To receive credit, you must provide us with your license number.  Thank You.

PURPOSE:

The OSHA/TB/BBP portion of the homestudy should take approximately 1 hour to complete and covers current information on safety, infection control, bloodborne, and airborne pathogens, including TB.  The HIV portion of the homestudy should take approximately 1 hour to complete and includes information, which meets the initial state requirement for health care providers.  The HIV portion covers current HIV/ AIDS information.

SECTION ONE: OSHA/TB/BBP

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this program the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose, scope and application of the current blood borne pathogen standard.
  2. Define bloodborne pathogens (BBP) and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).
  3. List 11 definitions OSHA BBPStandard.
  4. Explain the 9 steps needed to implement an exposure control plan.
  5. Explain requirements for employer and employee in maintaining engineering and work practice controls.
  6. Identify 2 tasks and procedures associated with occupational exposure.
  7. Identify proper actions to take in a post-exposure evaluation and follow-up.
  8. Identify 6 modes of transmission of infectious deseases.
  9. List the components of the OSHA enforcement policy on tuberculosis.
  10. Describe testing procedures for exposure vs. active tuberculosis.
  11. Describe measures for prevention of transmission of tuberculosis.
  12. List 2 HBV modes of transmission.
  13. List 3 signs and symptoms of HBV infection.
  14. List 2 methods of HBV prevention.
  15. List 4 principals common to all diseases and infections.
  16. List 4 important facts of pathophysiology of the immune system.

SECTION TWO:  HIV/AIDS

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this program the learner will be able to:

  1. Define HIV infection and AIDS.
  2. Discuss the history of HIV/AIDS.
  3. List 3 important epidemiological facts.
  4. Identify modes of transmission of HIV.
  5. Describe at least three (3) body fluids, which contain HIV.
  6. Describe prevention methods for the modes of transmission of HIV.
  7. List three (3) types of testing done for clients infected with HIV.
  8. Describe the stages of HIV/AIDS.
  9. List three (3) drug categories used to treat HIV.
  10. Compare and contrast commonly occurring opportunistic infections in the AIDS patient.
  11. Describe the impact of Florida law on testing, confidentiality, and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
  12. Identify state and federally funded resources available to the HIV/AIDS patient.

METHOD OF PRESENTATION: Homestudy

METHOD OF EVALUATION: Examination: Pass = 70%

TARGET AUDIENCE: All persons required to take 1 Hour HIV & 1 Hour OSHA/TB/BBP for employment or licensure

CONTACT HOURS: 2

ACCREDITATION: Nursing Unlimited, Inc. is a provider of continuing education approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. Our provider number is FBN2968. Accreditation by reciprocity for states other than Florida.

 

PURPOSE:

The OSHA/TB/BBP portion of the home study should take approximately 1 hour to complete and covers current information on safety, infection control, blood borne, and airborne pathogens, including TB. The HIV portion of the home study should take approximately 3 hours to complete and includes information, which meets the initial state requirement for health care providers. The HIV portion covers the HIV epidemic from its beginning to the present day.

SECTION ONE: OSHA/TB/BBP

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this program the learner will be able to:

1. Describe Standard Universal Precautions in patient care, according to OSHA and CDC guidelines.

2. Define bloodborne pathogens.

3. Explain the steps needed to implement an exposure control plan.

4. Explain requirements for employer and employee in maintaining engineering and work practice controls.

5. Identify tasks and procedures associated with occupational exposure.

6. Identify proper actions to take in a post-exposure evaluation and follow-up.

6. List the components of the OSHA enforcement policy on tuberculosis.

7. Describe testing procedures for exposure vs. active tuberculosis.

8. Describe measures for prevention of transmission of tuberculosis.

SECTION TWO: HIV/AIDS

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this program the learner will be able to:

1. Discuss the history of HIV/AIDS.

2. State three (3) principles common to all diseases/infections.

3. Describe immune system function

4. List three (3) body defenses against infection or disease.

5. Identify modes of transmission of HIV.

6. Describe at least three (3) body fluids, which contain HIV.

7. Describe prevention methods for the modes of transmission of HIV.

8. List three (3) types of testing done for clients infected with HIV.

9. Describe the stages of HIV/AIDS.

10. Describe standard precautions in HIV patient care according to OSHA and CDC guidelines.

11. List three (3) drug categories used to treat HIV.

12. Compare and contrast commonly occurring opportunistic infections in the AIDS patient.

13. Describe the impact of Florida law on testing, confidentiality, and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

14. Identify state and federally funded resources available to the HIV/AIDS patient.

METHOD OF PRESENTATION: HomeStudy.

METHOD OF EVALUATION: Examination: Pass = 70%

TARGET AUDIENCE: All persons required to take 3 Hour HIV & 1 Hour OSHA/TB/BBP for employment or licensure.

CONTACT HOURS: 4

ACCREDITATION: Nursing Unlimited, Inc. is a provider of continuing education approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. Our provider number is FBN2968. Accreditation by reciprocity for states other than Florida.

The 2015 Guidelines Update for First Aid reaffirms the goals of first aid: to reduce morbidity and mortality by alleviating suffering, preventing further illness or injury, and promoting recovery. The scope of first aid has been expanded, particularly for control of severe bleeding. First aid can be initiated by anyone, in any situation, and includes self-care.

 

AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid course provides the knowledge and skills that may help save a life. It offers the basics of first aid, consisting of the most common life-threatening emergencies, how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. The most important goal of this course is to teach students to act in an emergency.

Heartsaver courses from AHA offer: a cohesive, consistent experience for the learner, best practices to give students the best possible learning experience and help them better retain information, enhanced and realistic scenarios, while providing course and content flexibility.

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

 

COURSE COVERS

• First Aid Basics (duties, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers, key steps of first aid)

• Medical Emergencies (breathing, choking, allergic reaction, heart attack, stroke, and more)

• Injury Emergencies (external and internal bleeding, wounds, sprain, broken bones, burns, and more)

• Environmental Emergencies (bites and stings, cold- and heat-related emergencies, poisonings, and more)

• Preventing Illness and Injury

 

COURSE DELIVERY

Delivered in 2 formats to meet the needs of students and offer flexibility for instructors. All formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card.

• Instructor-led Training

Heartsaver classroom courses feature group interaction and hands-on coaching and feedback from an AHA Instructor. Classroom courses may be conducted onsite at the company’s location or at a local training center in your area.

• Blended Learning

Heartsaver blended courses include an online portion and a hands-on portion. The online portion can be completed at work, at home, or wherever you have internet access. The hands-on skills practice and testing session is conducted in-person with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor.

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this offering is to enable every participant to perform 12 Lead ECG and to recognize ECG changes associated with axis deviation, bundle branch blocks, pericarditis and acute coronary syndrome.

 

OBJECTIVES:

Upon successful completion of this program, the healthcare professional should be able to:

 

  1. Be able to perform 12 Lead ECG
  2. Be able to discuss significant changes in 12 Lead ECG:
  3. Discuss significance of using the 12 Lead ECG
  4. Review cardiac anatomy and physiology
  5. Describe the normal QRS complex morphology for each of the 12 ECG leads
  6. Describe the steps for doing a 12 Lead ECG
  7. Identify the areas of the heart viewed by each of the 12 leads
  8. Recognize axis deviations
  9. Identify bundle branch blocks
  10. Describe the ECG features associated with pericarditis
  11. Define the ACS types
  12. Describe the clinical presentation of a patient experiencing acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
  13. Describe the three “I’s” of ACS changes
  14. Locate the area of injury and coronary artery involved with ECG changes
  15. Describe patient management and treatment of ACS

 

METHODOLOGY:

Lecture, Heart Model, PowerPoint Presentation, Group discussion with interpretation of 12 leads ECGs, Student handout

 

EVALUATION:

            Practice sessions, written exam, course evaluations

 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

RNs and LPNs employed in Telemetry, Step-Down Units, CCU, ICU, and ER, other health care facilities requiring these skills.

Paramedics and EMTs, Cardiac Cath Lab-, ECG- and ECHO Technicians, Respiratory Therapists and Exercise Physiologists

 

PREREQUISITE: Knowledge of Basic ECG

 

HeartCode® ACLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. To enter the course, students must complete a precourse self-assessment. Students will then be presented with a team dynamics lesson and 10 In-hospital patient cases, including a BLS case and 2 megacode cases.

Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the written exam with a score of 84%. Students then are able to attend the hands-on session required for full course completion.


Features

  • Updated science and education reflecting the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
  • Enhanced learning experience through eSimulations, life-like animations, and realistic scenarios
  • Advanced, evidence-based resuscitation education and skills critical to the Chain of Survival
  • Enhanced course structure and scenarios to ensure immediate preparedness in real-world situations
  • Continuing education credits available

HeartCode® PALS is an online comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development.

To enter the course, students must complete the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment. Students are then presented with 12 In-hospital patient cases and a team dynamics lesson. Cases may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the multiple-choice exam with a minimum score of 84%.


Students who successfully complete the online portion of the course receive a certificate granting them access to a PALS Hands-on Session with an AHA PALS Instructor. Students must successfully complete both the online portion and the hands-on session to receive a PALS Provider course completion card (print or eCard).
 

Features
  • Web-based, self-paced eSimulation instructional program for PALS cognitive training
  • Students apply knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development
  • Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning
  • Access to the PALS Provider Manual, the 2015 Handbook of ECC, and 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC 
  • Access to all information in course for two years following activation of course

 

PURPOSE

The purpose of this program is to provide an Infusion therapy update for licensed practical nurses (LPNs), graduated practical nurses (GPNs), and registered nurses (RN’s) in compliance with Florida Administrative Code (FAC), Florida Nurse Practice Act and the most recent Infusion Nurses Society IV Therapy Standards.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

LPNs, GPNs, and RNs.

 

OBJECTIVES

 

After successful completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of the Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Graduate Practical Nurse (GPNs) in administration of the peripheral and central venous line IV therapy
  2. Identify policies and procedures of both: the Nurse Practice Act and the employing agency, in regard to IV Therapy
  3. Define IV infusion therapy
  4. Demonstrate in simulated practice maintenance of the central venous line
  5. Review of the technique for peripheral IV insertion
  6. Demonstrate in simulated practice practice insertion of the peripheral IV line
  7. Identify the central veins used in central venous access
  8. Indentify the four types of central venous catheters (CVC)
  9. Identify the criteria for CVC insertion
  10. Indentify the criteria for CVC site care
  11. Describe the procedure for CVC maintenance
  12. Demonstrate knowledge of CVC  medication - and fluid administration
  13. Describe the procedure for CVC blood drawing
  14. Identify the most common local and systemic CVC complications and treatment
  15. Identify the standards and practice criteria for CVC assessment and documentation
  16. Demonstrate in simulated practice application of knowledge and skills for central line dressing

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY

Home study

Lecture/group discussion

PowerPoint

Skills practice (peripheral IV insertion and central line dressing)

 

EVALUATION

Final Test (passing score of 76%).

Practice skills testing on IV insertion, CVC dressing change.

 

CE CONTACT HOURS: 6

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